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#BloggingFix – Create Designs to Inspire with Adobe Spark!


One of the most pesky problems I faced when I started blogging was how to create interactive visual posts for social media campaigns along with banners and designs for my blog. Being a “non-designer”, it took a while to overcome that hurdle to mix-and-match various typographies, learn about composition and eventually be able to pick the right colour scheme.

Since, the entire ratio of visual-to-text has changed drastically, it is so very important to have engaging graphics and photos if you want multiple clicks on your posts. Other than this, it is a challenge to identify the right design tool for yourself where you can really develop significant designs without losing on the creativity.

I tried my hands on various online tools, since I am not well-versed with the professional designing softwares yet but I realised that my designs were losing quality and were often pixelated. There were times where I didn’t like the font styles, the editing filters and few of the online tools didn’t align the image the way I wanted to – you’d be surprise to see the huge difference the alignment of an image makes!

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Source: https://mediaartsconfessions.files.wordpress.com/

I tried Adobe Spark Post and realised that it is so easy to use and efficient! It’s been a while since I’m using it regularly and now I design my posts on-the-go!

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You could create web pages, social media graphics, vlogs/videos without any hassles! I generally use Adobe Spark to create engaging social media posts as well as graphics for the blog.

I usually get my photographs from my in-house photographer and I also purchase images from Shutterstock. Having phenomenal photos make the entire editing and designing experience more worthwhile!

PROS: 

  1. The different graphic size templates are definitely useful to match your design requirements (Instagram, Blog Post, Poster, etc.)
  2. I noticed how there are limited but very relevant font style suggestions AKA “The Suggestion Wheel” which look super sensational and make the “which-font-to-choose” process quick and easy.
  3. You can go through your “Projects” or the posts you designed previously and edit them anytime you want!
  4. You don’t necessarily need to visit the website to create posts, their app is just as awesome!

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CONS: 

  1. Their app is on iOS but not yet on Android – so I have to use the app on the iPad and not on my phone – although, it isn’t a big issue for me so far.
  2. There isn’t an option to add a second photo on a post. If I do add another picture, it automatically creates a grid.
  3. That’s all the cons I could think of!

Bottom Line: 5/5! I absolutely love the app and it has made my life so much easier! Adobe Spark will help you create professional-looking visual stories and if you’ve got it, flaunt it!


Website: https://spark.adobe.com/

Post By: Sakshi Deswal / Appy Bistro 

 

 

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